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This series will be a brief, semi-comedic review of the CW superhero shows. You can check out last week’s review post here, or see the tally of winners below. The only shows discussed will be ‘Arrow’, ‘Flash’, and ‘Supergirl’. There WILL be some spoilers discussed, so only look at the reviews you’re up to date on!

Supergirl, “Exodus” (Mar 6)

The fact Snapper can’t tell Supergirl is Kara makes me question his journalistic skills

While the two CW shows got dark this week, Supergirl doesn’t lean too hard into its angst. Therefore, “Exodus” works as a dramatic conclusion (of sorts) to the CADMUS plot line. Kara’s dark turn mostly involves independent journalism, but putting her double-life in conflict works well for side plots. Alex’s “bad cop” turn, on the other hand, is legitimately dark and exciting. J’onn’s Dad-Test may have been unnecessary, but the way it motivated Alex was incredible. Jeremiah’s true loyalties still aren’t clear, but perhaps his capture – or demise – will clear it up. Winn falling too madly in love is actually pretty sweet. It’s also exciting to see Kevin Sorbo and Teri Hatcher show up. James has mostly disappeared from Supergirl, which is a shame, as he’s more interesting than Mon-El. But the work “Exodus” does with the other Supergirl stars is phenomenal.

SCORE: 8.5/10 Flash Grenade Things

The Flash, “The Wrath of Savitar” (Mar 7)

The Flash
And we’re supposed to jump from all this brooding to a musical?

Holy Gosh Darn, this episode is DARK. It’s a confusing choice, coming from a show often praised for its levity. While it’s commendable that CW took a risk on this darkness, it did not pay off. Barry is barely visible this episode, as if the CW knew he couldn’t be convincingly brooding. The proposal twist is interesting, but under-done. It would’ve been intriguing to see Barry sit more on the decision before it gets tossed out like that. Instead, it comes out of the blue to make Wally leave, and Iris calling off the engagement feels unearned. Savitar’s speech becomes far more casual, and makes him feel more like the human evil speedsters of seasons past. The Julian/Caitlin relationship falls more into melodrama, making it hard to watch them onscreen together. But Wally’s an interesting character, and the transformation he MAY be going through is exciting to watch unfurl.

SCORE: 5/10 Acolytes

Arrow did not have an episode this week. Seems like all its dark mojo & rejected proposals got absorbed by The Flash. So perhaps someone in Starling City is gonna get married for real? Maybe Quentin and Felicity’s mom? Talia and Arsenal, perhaps? It doesn’t look like Oliver and Susan will stay together for long.


Arrow: 6 Weeks

Supergirl: 5.5 Weeks

The Flash: 3.5 Week

What show did you think won the week? Does Legends of Tomorrow take your vote? Do you think A.o.S. or Gotham outshines all the CW shows? Let us know in the comments below!